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Foodbank vouchers

Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work.

We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons.

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. 

Our foodbank works with a number of different agencies, such as Citizens Advice, children’s centres and health visitors. To find out more about the agencies that hold our vouchers and how you can get help, please contact us.

When you visit a referral agency they will take some basic details from you to complete the voucher. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance. It also means we are able to prepare suitable emergency food for the right number of people.

Once you have been issued with a voucher, you can exchange this for a minimum of three days of emergency food at your nearest foodbank centre.

If you are a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.

 

COVID-19 Food Voucher Update 

Edited 27th March 2020

The Cannock and District foodbank will continue to provide emergency food to people in crisis.  With all this said we have made some unprecedented operational changes. From Monday 23rd March 2020 all usual foodbank food distribution centres for the Cannock & District foodbank will close apart from Kingsmead Baptist Church and Emmanuel Church. This means the foodbank centres on the back of the red vouchers will no longer be open. Taking their place will be Coniston Hall which will distribute food Monday-Friday between 10am and 3pm.

We also appreciate that some of our referral agencies will no longer be carrying out face to face meetings with clients who may need the foodbank.  It is also clear that some people who may need food are also being advised to self-isolate.  Subsequently we will now be taking some referrals for the foodbank via phone on 01543 422394 which clients can call themselves between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Friday.  We are concerned to make sure those who have suddenly seen their household income reduce, either due to self-isolation or working in an industry which has seen a downturn can easily access the foodbank.  Please continue to issue red vouchers to those in need if you are able to do so – but direct clients to our 01543 422394 phone line.

For those self-isolating and unable to organise a relative to collect food for them we will be operating an unadvertised and hands-off delivery service throughout the district, though it will be our intention for most people to collect food from Coniston Hall at this time.

For further information or to receive more vouchers please call us on 01543 422394.

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